Passageways partners with The Confederation of Schools Trusts to support boards of academy trusts in England
Passageways, a leading provider of board management software solutions for boards and leadership teams has today announced it is partnering with The Confederation of Schools Trusts (CST), the national organisation and sector body for Academy and Multi Academy Trusts.
By partnering with Passageways to implement the OnBoard board portal, CST is able to recommend a solution to its members that will provide a clear line of sight for Trusts to their local governing bodies, with the confidence of having gold standard security. In addition, the portal provides a solution for Trusts that ensures meetings can continue to go ahead remotely, whilst guaranteeing various levels of permissions so all participants can access meeting notes and content to ensure they have full visibility of activity.
Passageways technology will allow Trust Boards to manage the complexity of the relationships between them and the local governance level by making individualised decisions more visible. Alongside this, the portal will provide a secure process for voting and approvals, as well as sharing meeting engagement analytics.
“Building a strategic partnership with an organisation that provides a quality board platform to all of our members that is secure and easy is an important step for us. We’re delighted to have partnered with Passageways who have developed a product that we think will hugely benefit our members.” Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of Schools Trusts explains. “We wanted to ensure we would be working with a partner that was able to handle the complex needs of our members and provide a product that was personalised to our specific needs, as well as allowing our trust boards to build strong and resilient governance across their schools.”
“Ensuring communication and security across a range of executive and board levels, whilst maintaining visibility is something, we at Passageways, understand well. We know how important it is for board members to continue to have sight of how operations and decisions are being made at lower levels, as well as ensuring the security of confidential documentation” said Paul Stark, Director at Passageways. “We know, now more than ever, that having sight across an organisation is increasingly important and using a leadership meeting management software that’s comprehensive, secure, and simple to use is paramount. We are thrilled that we have been able to offer the Confederation of School Trusts a platform they can depend on to improve their, and their members’ operational efficiencies.”